Nightlife in York City Centre

Discover the most exciting places to visit in York with our York nightlife guide

We know our staycation properties are so good, you won’t want to leave. However, if you do feel like getting outside and exploring the city, our York nightlife guide can point you in the right direction.


If you’re visiting York after dark, you need to pay a visit to one of the city’s many nightclubs. With so many options to choose from, it doesn’t matter whether you and your group are into House, R&B, Dance or even 80’s music. There’s something to suit everyone’s taste.

If you’re out on a hen or stag night, some clubs — such as Kuda — will let you book their VIP booths if you call in advance.

Live Music

If you’re more interested in the live music scene than clubs, York has plenty of venues for you to choose from.

Take a walk through the city centre, and you’ll find where local acts cut their teeth, as well as niche musical performances. There are also open mic nights across several venues, such as The Spread Eagle. So, if you and your group are feeling musical, why not jump on stage? You don’t even need to bring your own instruments!


Comedy nights in York are truly something to behold. Maybe it’s just because we’re all born naturally funny. Throughout the city, you’ll find plenty of places where you can have a drink and chuckle.

If you time your visit right, you might be able to catch the free monthly show at The Duke of York on Kings Square or Eagle & Child on High Petergate.

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